The exhibition Medieval Frescoes from the
Vatican Museums Collection will be open to the public
from June 2 through September 15, 2002.
Viewing is free, but you will still need a ticket,
which is available by phone. There is a special bilingual reservation
line operating round the clock, seven days a week.
Determine the time and day you want to attend the exhibit, as
well as the number of tickets you will need, before calling.
Although the exhibit is open from June 2 through September 15,
the last 2 weeks of the exhibit will be dedicated to educational
tours for school children.
The museum is closed Mondays. Public tickets will be available
only for 3 p.m. or later viewing on September 3-6, and 10-13.
Museum hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Thursdays, the hours
are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Sundays, the hours are
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are broken down by hour; 200 tickets
are available per hour.
Visitors are welcome to take their time viewing the frescos.
The reason for regulating the tickets by time is
to control the number of people in the gallery. Tickets are
given for a certain date and time. You will not be admitted
before the time stamped on the ticket.
In addition to the fresco exhibit, there will be a complimentary
exhibition of art work from the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City,
the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation in Houston, and the
Comision Nacional de Arte Sacro of Mexico.